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Ch 1: Foundational Reading Research & Theory

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This chapter is filled with engaging lessons you can access anytime to improve your comprehension of foundational reading research and theory. Short quizzes can gauge your knowledge of this subject area while ensuring you're prepared to excel on an upcoming test.

Foundational Reading Research & Theory - Chapter Summary

The entertaining lessons in this chapter can help you feel confident in your understanding of foundational reading research and theory. Our instructors make it easy to grasp topics like the history of reading instruction, characteristics of literacy theories and the schema-theoretic approach to reading instruction. Completing this chapter will enable you to:

  • Describe historic movements and trends in reading instruction
  • Define behavioral, developmental, constructivist, cognitive and social cognitive perspectives
  • List and discuss types of literacy theories
  • Share details about the whole language approach to reading
  • Discuss basal reading programs and Edwin Locke's integrated reading theory
  • Explain how to use the schema-theoretic approach in reading instruction
  • List and describe research-based reading strategies for teachers
  • Provide the definition and examples of academic sources

Study any lessons in this chapter that will improve or refresh your knowledge of foundational reading research and theory. Be sure to check your comprehension of those lessons by taking accompanying mini quizzes. If you develop questions while reviewing this chapter, feel free to submit them to our experts using the Dashboard. Utilize these study resources whenever and wherever your schedule permits thanks to 24/7 access via any smartphone, tablet or computer.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Foundational Reading Research & Theory
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History of Reading Instruction: Trends & Movements

1. History of Reading Instruction: Trends & Movements

Reading instruction hasn't always looked like it does today. This lesson takes a look at the history of reading instruction and highlights major trends, philosophies, and approaches to teaching reading.

Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

2. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives

How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.

Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

3. Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics

The maturationist, emergent, and social constructivist literacy theories have different perspectives on how children acquire literacy. In this lesson, we will discuss the main characteristics of each theory.

The Whole Language Approach to Reading

4. The Whole Language Approach to Reading

The whole language approach is a term we hear batted around in the educational field, but does anyone really know what it means? This lesson will define the whole language approach and look at the practice.

Edwin Locke's Theory of Integrated Reading

5. Edwin Locke's Theory of Integrated Reading

Imagine being able to remember hundreds of pages of information more easily. Integrative Reading Theory has the key to unlocking this potential. In this lesson, we will understand key terms, define the theory, and discuss concrete examples of Edwin Locke's four reading levels.

What Is a Basal Reading Program?

6. What Is a Basal Reading Program?

In this lesson, we explore the basic methods behind teaching a basal reading program and what students, parents, and teachers can expect when a basal program is implemented.

Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction

7. Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction

As a reader, are you just absorbing what a text says? In this lesson, we'll discuss the role of schemas in the reading process and how we interpret more than just words on a page.

Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

8. Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

Learning to read is a complex process that balances multiple components, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling, assessment, and engagement.

Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

9. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples

Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

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